Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Sweden co-hosts Vietnam Internet Forum 2017

The Vietnam Internet Forum 2017, taking place on 27-28 November in Hanoi, will discuss Internet’s contributions to an open, sustainable and innovative society. Focus is on Internet accessibility and digital solutions for social impact under the theme DigitalforGood (how digital technology advances sustainable development). VIF17 is a platform for intersectoral discussion and interaction. Speakers and…

Hong Kong: Swedish Model at the Shared Value Forum

On 21 September the Sustainability Committee of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong hosted a breakout session at the Shared Value Forum 2017 to speak about the Swedish Model – how sustainability is a natural element incorporated in the business model. Shared Value is a strategy in which companies find business opportunities in solving…

Breakthrough for Volvo hybrid buses Southeast Asia

Volvo Buses has announced receiving an order for 50 Volvo hybrid buses to Singapore. The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) has awarded Volvo Buses an order for 50 Volvo 7900 Hybrids in continuation of its efforts to build a more environmentally friendly public bus fleet. “Not only can commuters expect quieter and smoother rides,…

NTU students winners of IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award 2017

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) won the ‘Climate Action Challenge’ as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Grand Finale on 22 September 2017. Back in its fourth year running, the Ikea Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition featured the top five designs based on the theme ‘The Climate Action Challenge‘.…

Denmark supports Sumatra rainforests conservation

The Harapan rainforest is managed as an ecosystem restoration concession. It’s rich biodiversity includes the Sumatran Tiger, Asian Elephant, Malayan Tapir, Sunbear and numerous birds and reptiles. Harapan is also home to the indigenous Bathin Sembilan people. Conservation has many challenges in Indonesia’s fast growing economy. Forest encroachment is one of them. Dialogue with adjacent…

Swedish Hong Kong CSR Centre reception

On 22 September Acting Consul General Joakim Ladeborn attended a reception on sustainable development which was organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, the CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The reception provided an opportunity for Swedish companies and the…

TechInnovation 2017: Tomorrow is already here today

The expo halls of Marina Bay Sands were maxed out with new and smart companies; ready to show Singapore how their technological inventions can make everything just a little bit more convenient. IPI opened up the doors for this sixth annual industry-technology matching event on 19-20 September. The purpose of TechInnovation is to bring enterprises…

Nordic Corporate Responsibility workshop Bangkok invitation

The Nordic workshop ‘Responsible Business Conduct for Nordic companies in Thailand – What, Why and How’ will take place on Thursday, 9 November 2017 at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok. Outcome for participants The participants will learn about the requirements and expectations of the International Framework UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, OECD…

Joint Nordic Jakarta reception: The Nordic Way

On 20 September the Embassy of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark had invited high-level guests and important stakeholders to Shangri-La Hotel for a grand celebration themed ‘The Nordic Way‘. The Indonesian Minister for Environment and Forestry Ibu Siti Nurbaya Bakar and the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ibu Susi Pudjiastuti along with ambassadors from…

China, Indonesia, Vietnam joins Denmark in new climate alliance

The Denmark-inspired ‘Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030’ (P4G), a new global climate alliance aiming to become a new engine to drive green growth, was launched on 20 September in the UN Headquarters. Leaders from government, business and civil society launched P4G to drive inclusive, equitable and sustainable economic growth. P4G will…